HVCNE New England

High Value Credentials for New England (HVCNE) provides four states with the tools and technical assistance to identify high-value credentials in high demand sectors—life and biosciences, information technology, healthcare and business and financial operations industries—and populate these credentials to the Credential Registry.

The goal of HVCNE is to provide individuals, institutions, state policy leaders and employers the tools to utilize a common language to describe credentials, determine credentials’ value, identify critical education and employment pipelines, and understand the skills and competencies obtained in earning a credential. Building out a regional clearinghouse of credential data will position the states in the region to better identify high value credential pathways within and across industries and states; promote upskilling opportunities for those without postsecondary credentials and un- and underemployed workers; and ultimately increase access to and completion of credentials, particularly for returning adult students and individuals historically underserved by higher education and workforce development.